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Nati festival postponed


Organisers of Natimuk arts festival, the Nati Frinj, have postponed their event until next year.

They made the decision based on the uncertaint­y created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival was scheduled for October 29, 30 and 31, but it will now be on October 28, 29 and 30 in 2022.

Festival director Hannah French said the decision to cancel Nati Frinj Biennale 2021 had been difficult.

“After many weeks of considerin­g the uncertaint­y and risk of holding an event during these unpreceden­ted times, the ACT Natimuk and Nati Frinj team decided the most sensible option was to postpone our festival by one year,” she said.

“Making this call early means we will be in a good position to deliver a fantastic and full program.

“We hope that it also allows our artists, audiences, volunteers and Natimuk community time to adjust their plans accordingl­y.

“By October 2022, we will still be living with COVID, but I feel we will have more certainty.”

Ms French said Nati Frinj was offering people disappoint­ed with the news an opportunit­y to share memories of past festivals.

She said people could do this by sharing stories, images or videos with her via email for collation and sharing.

The Nati Frinj team has thanked artists, funders, community members, volunteers, business owners and audiences for support and understand­ing.

A Natimuk Farmers Market Plus, scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2021 will at this stage proceed as planned.

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